MoTAS Weekly 11/16/2022: Happy Turkey Day / Chanukah Boutique

In This Issue:

  1. HAPPY TURKEY DAY
  2. CHANUKAH BOUTIQUE – SUN 11/20
  3. MOTAS POKER TOURNAMENT – SUN 2/19/23
  4. ZOOM MASTERS NEEDED
  5. NOVEMBER MEETING MINUTES
  6. IN CLOSING

From the Editor: The goal of the Weekly is to get MoTAS members the information they need on upcoming activities, and then get out of the way. If you have any information on MoTAS activities you need to get out to the membership, please contact the Weekly Editor at cybermaven@tasnorthridge-motas.org.

1. HAPPY TURKEY DAY

Happy Turkey Day from all the turkeys at MoTAS.

2023-tday

2. CHANUKAH BOUTIQUE – SUN 11/20

The annual Sisterhood Holiday Boutique is tentatively scheduled for Sunday, November 20 from 10am to 3pm. Typically, the Men of TAS helps with the food service. The current plan is that we will be picking up individually wrapped sandwiches and condiments, and providing bagged chips, canned or bottled drinks. We will need people to help pickup (and possibly pre-package) the food. We will need folks to sell and deliver the food. We will need folks to help clean up. If you will be able to help us at this event, you can sign up at https://volunteersignup.org/CBBM3 or contact Howard Miller at hmiller12@socal.rr.com.

3. MOTAS POKER TOURNAMENT – SUN 2/19/23

SAVE THE DATE – WE’RE BACK! – MoTAS’ Annual Poker Tournament 2023 is scheduled for February 19, 2023. Open to all, we are planning for a great, fun filled evening. GREAT Prizes – Raffles – 50/50 and Highest Hand of the Night. Space will be limited – Online Registration opens mid-December… or possibly sooner.

Volunteers will be needed to help. Sign up at https://volunteersignup.org/XBD3M .

2023 Poker Tourney Registration Flyer_1

4. ZOOM MASTERS NEEDED

TAS is in need of a Zoom-Master or multiple Zoom-Masters to manage the broadcast of our Friday Shabbat services. WE WILL TRAIN YOU. Easy to learn, easy to manage, and you are here for services anyway. We would like to have at least 4 volunteers on a rotating basis with a commitment to one Friday a month or less. Call or email Larry Pfeffer and tell him of your interest: motas@TASNorthridge.org or 818.366.2334.

5. NOVEMBER MEETING MINUTES

Date: Sunday, November 13, 2022, at TAS

Presiding: President Larry Pfefer

Members Present: Larry Pfefer (President), Hal Bass (Secretary), Steve Berlin, Daniel Faigin, Brian Hatkoff, Lewis Hatkoff, Larry Hoffman (VP), Gordon Lester, Bob Levine, Roger Lowe (Treasurer), Joel Lowell, Barry Mann, Howard Miller (Past President), Chuck Mondrus, Jeff Neiman, Mike Rayfield, Bernie Singer, Mike Thornhill, Scott Yollis

Coffee & Breakfast: Bob Levine, Roger Lowe, Mike Thornhill, Scott Yollis

Question of the Day: For our vets, what was the strangest, most embarrassing or funniest thing that happened to you while in uniform? For the other men, what is your guilty pleasure?

President’s Report:

The Veterans’ Shabbat on November 11 was well attended and included one WW2 vet who was inducted into the military near the close of hostilities in 1945.

Barry Mann reported that MoTAS received $200 for the Dining Does Good program from Chi’s Restaurant.

MoTAS partnered with Sisterhood for a gift to be presented to adult b’nai mitzvah celebrants on Shabbat morning, December 17. This year’s class will be comprised of 19 women.

Howard Miller is arranging for MoTAS volunteers at Sisterhood’s annual Hanukkah Boutique on November 20. Daniel Faigin has provided an online form for volunteers to sign-up for food preparation, serving and clean-up.

Zoom masters are needed for Friday evening Shabbat services. Daniel Faigin suggested contacting Hillel at CSUN, Pierce College and Valley College, which Joel Lowell and Chuck Mondrus have already done.

TAS has applied for a 2022 grant to provide security enhancements. Additional needs include a streaming system for the sanctuary, more efficient entry and exit gate opening, HVAC replacement, water pressure regulators and landscape management.

Roger Lowe’s Treasurer’s Report as of 11/8/2022:

  • (see emailed weekly)

New Business:

Larry will contact the Olive Garden in Northridge to arrange a dinner in December or January for our 2020, 2021 and 2022 MoTAS Men of the Year: Les Birken, Hal Bass and Mike Rayfield.

Howard Miller outlined plans for a Poker tournament fundraiser at TAS on Sunday evening, February 19, 2023. This will be the first event of its kind since the beginning of the Covid 19 pandemic in January 2020.

Brian Hatkoff announced that the Men of Reform Judaism will hold its convention in June 2023 in Providence, RI.

Adjournment and Next MoTAS Meeting: The next MoTAS membership meeting will take place at the temple, Sunday, December 11, at 9 am. To attend in person, everyone must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 and boosted.

Respectfully submitted,

Hal Bass/Secretary

IN CLOSING

As always, remember that the Men of Temple Ahavat Shalom is *your* organization. Keep up to date on our activities at http://www.tasnorthridge-motas.org/ and participate. Sign up for our action alert list at http://tinyurl.com/motas-action-alert. We want to serve all the men of Temple Ahavat Shalom and welcome new participants from the TAS membership. Join our Facebook group and “follow” our website. Join the MoTAS Google Group at https://groups.google.com/g/tas-motas (you may need to be logged into your Google account, if you have one). Come be part of the Men of Temple Ahavat Shalom!

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